Audition Success presents a groundbreaking method that has already made Don Greene one of the country's leading audition trainers. Combining specially designed self-tests and real-life examples from the careers of two performers, Audition Success will help performers understand what prevents them from nailing an audition and give them the tools to reach their goals.
Table of Contents
Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: The Profiles 80 Miles per hour Brian Meets Bob Chapter 2: Process Cues Breathe Confident Chapter 3: Centering 90 Miles per hour Seamless Chapter 4: From Your Center The Hub of the Wheel Warm Air and Float Chapter 5: Getting Better Sing it at a Seven Just "Post-It" Chapter 6: Courage Optimal Performance Put Yourself on the Spot Chapter 7: New Cues Flow Clean and Easy Chapter 8: Getting Close Trust Normal Fears and Doubts Chapter 9: On Location Back to the Hub Chapter 10: New Things The Dress The New Horn Chapter 11: Other Energy Trust Epilogue Centering Instructions
Don Greene has worked with Greg Louganis and the Olympic Diving Team, members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and countless Julliard students.
"Musicians face an intensely competitive orchestral job market and the reality that a three-minute audition can determine a life-long career. Don Greene's Audition Success gives young musicians a concrete set of skills to achieve the concentrated focus needed in these critical moments." -- Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony
"Audition Success is a must read for all musicians seeking professional careers." -- Julie Landsman, Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Faculty, The Julliard School.
"Dr. Greene is a wonderful teacher. His words of wisdom are always insightful and illuminating. Audition Success really opened my eyes to a new way of auditioning and music making. It's an indispensable tool for any musician." -- Tom Sherwood, Principal Percussionist, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
"Before working with Dr. Greene, I was too often preoccupied with the "what-if's" while I was playing. However, through his methods of centering and visualization, among others, my concentration and sense of focus has since drastically improved my performance on many levels. This book is a "must-have" for anyone who wants to beat their own mind-games!" -- Julia Pilant, Principal Horn, Syracuse Symphony, Musician of the Year
"Don Greene taught me and can teach you how to audition at a far superior level to get the job. When you are ready and willing to really improve your audition strategy, READ THIS BOOK!!!!" -- Michelle Wrighte, Opera Singer, Met Regional Competition Winner, Chicago Lyric Opera
"The key, I discovered, is not getting rid of the things that happen in stressful situations, because that's unrealistic, but instead learning how to work with them positively. This man really is incredible. His teaching... has really helped me pull everything into my own sphere of control. Working with him has been one of the most productive experiences of my life." -- Pat Gonsalves, trumpet, Oberlin student